The path of totality started at the eastern tip of South America, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, swung northeast through central Africa, and crossed the Mediterranean before hitting the southern coast of Turkey—the location of our group.


Detail Map of eclipse path near Side/Manavgat, Turkey. Our group was nearly on the centerline, at the point where the black line crosses the word "Side," right on the coast of the Mediterranean. Totality began at 13:54:58.0 Turkish Daylight Time at this point and lasted 3 minutes, 43.8 seconds.